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Auto-Renewals at the Tyson Library!

 

Tyson Library is now an Auto-Renewal Library!

Evergreen Indiana has introduced Auto-Renewals! What does this mean for Tyson Library patrons?

Items will be renewed automatically on their due date. If you’ve given us your email address, you’ll be notified when your items are successfully renewed. If you would like to give us your email address for notifications, please call the library!

PLEASE NOTE: There are circumstances for items not eligible for Auto-Renewals! Items not eligible for Auto-Renewal will have a Hold for another patron OR the maximum amount of item renewals has been met.

Be sure to read your emails carefully! If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library at 812-689-5894.

For a whole list of items and dates due please log in to your account here.

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We’re Reading to Our Heights in 2022 at Tyson Library

The staff at Tyson Library has set some tall – or short, in some cases – reading goals for 2022.

Children’s Programming Coordinator Aly Wright brought the fun challenge to the group: each staff member has to read until their finished books stack up to be as tall as they are.

Aly was inspired by an elementary teacher she saw online, who measured each of her students and encouraged them to read to their height by the end of the school year. We’re giving ourselves until December 31, 2022 to reach our individual goals.

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Children’s Programming Coordinator Aly Wright with her progress tracker for Tyson Library’s Reading to Our Heights Challenge.

Our team member with the tallest challenge is Trey Bradshaw, who works at our circulation desk. Margaret Ann Riley, another circulation clerk, has the shortest, though not by much.

Be sure to follow our progress throughout the year by checking the displays on the ends of the bookcases in the fiction, non-fiction, and large print sections! And, as always, feel free to ask us about what we’re reading and what we’d recommend.

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2022 Bookmark Contest Now Open!

Please click the bookmark entry form above to find the printable form OR stop by the library during business hours to get your copy!

Any child preschool through grade 12 can submit an original drawing about Tyson Library, books, or the fun and adventure of reading. Winning designs will be printed as the official Tyson Library bookmarks for 2022 and will be used throughout the year beginning National Library Week, April 4-10. Winners will be selected from six age/grade groups to ensure an equal representation of artwork from all age groups.

(1) preschool

(2) grades K-3

(3) grades 2-3

(4) grades 4-6

(5) grades 7-9

(6) grades 10-12

Contest rules:


The bookmark design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (included on printable form).


Drawings can be hand or computer drawn in color or black & white using ink, crayon, paint, or other media. (Note: pencil drawings are often not reproducible, thus not accepted.) Computer graphics may be submitted electronically (aly@tysonlibrary.org), however, an official paper entry form must also be submitted with appropriate name, age, and parental signature. These can be scanned to the above e-mail.

Limit one drawing per person.


Drawings must be received in the library by 6:00 p.m. March 7, 2021. (Entries can be dropped off at the library, attached to an e-mail (aly@tysonlibary.org) or faxed to 812-689-7401.

Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing).

Winners of the bookmark contest will be notified prior to March 21, 2021 and the printed bookmarks will be available after April 11, 2021.

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Tyson Library hosts local author

Natalie Brinson met with library patrons for a meet and greet at Tyson Library this week. Brinson had copies of her recently published book Lessons of the White Oak: A Short Story available for purchase and signing.

The tales of a few woodland creatures contained in Brinson’s book capture what life is like on a farm from the perspective of a white oak tree. The white oak’s observations of these neighboring animals dig into some of life lessons we all learn, making this story great for readers of all ages. Brinson’s target audiences are young adults and teens.

Natalie Brinson meet and greet
Natalie Brinson, pictured above in the center with local patrons, signed copies of her recently published book during a meet and greet event at Tyson Library Wednesday, December 8.

 The author donated a signed copy of Lessons of the White Oak: A Short Story to Tyson Library following her book signing. It is available for check out now.

For more information on upcoming events at Tyson Library, go to www.tysonlibrary.org/events/ today!

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Tales from Tyson Library!

We have an array of news to share with you!

First and foremost, we have a new staff member joining our team! Miss Aly is now our children’s program coordinator! She has been with us since early this summer getting the hang of things! She is pleased to be joining our team and has lots of new ideas for our children’s programs! We can’t wait to see what she has planned! With that being said, our registrations for the school year programs are now open! Please register your child(ren) by coming in to fill out a registration form. Miss Aly has a new program starting this fall called Tyson Travelers! This club is for grades 1-6. We will meet monthly to explore different cultures and time periods through games, foods, and crafts. If you’re interested in this club for your child(ren) please make sure to register your child(ren) as spaces will fill up quickly.We are pleased to announce we are continuing Science Club, Krafty Kids, and Storytime! We are looking into other programs in the future and we hope to announce our programs here on the website as soon as we can. 

Don’t worry, Miss Donna is still at the library! She is now the cataloger for the library and will be processing all movies, books, and CD’s that come into the library for your convenience! 

Make sure to stay up to date with all of our great new items that Miss Donna catalogs by registering for our “Wowbrary”.

What is Wowbrary?

Wowbrary is a nonprofit service that provides you free weekly emails and RSS feeds about your local library’s most recent acquisitions. We’ve found that users of Wowbrary emails are both awed and excited when they discover their local public library’s abundance of new books, DVDs, and CDs.

Register Here: https://www.wowbrary.org/signup.aspx

-Sarah Bush

Cataloger, Community Relations, and Adult Program Coordinator

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Tyson Library and TAC to Bring Silly Safaris to Versailles

Silly Safaris is coming to town to kick off Tyson Library’s Summer Wildlife Explorers program!  Join us on June 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Tyson Activity Center to enjoy a fun filled program of animal antics with Silly Safaris.  This will be the library’s first program to kick off our summer children programs. 

Other activities this summer for the kiddos include an outdoor program at the library called “Leap into Science, Lights, Shadows, and Critters” that will be held on June 8th from 1-2 p.m.  We will have four different stations for the children to explore, and there will be drinks and popsicles available as well.

Pet Parade at the Library is planned for July 7 at 11:00 a.m.  We will meet on the front lawn of the library, and from there go on a short parade with our pets around the block.  Pets may come in costume if you desire.  After the parade we will pass out award certificates and popsicles for the kids!  ALL PETS MUST BE ON A LEASH AND RESTRAINED.  AN ADULT MUST BE PRESENT.

There is not registration for Silly Safaris.  To register for Leap Into Science Day or the Pet Parade go to www.tysonlibrary.org and click on the events calendar, then find the event and click on it to register.

Hope to see everyone this summer for a great time at the library!

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2021 BOOKMARK CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

Tyson Library held their annual Bookmark Contest for area students again this year with almost 60 people attending.  Library staff and teen council selected the winning bookmarks and the winners in each category were invited to a reception held in their honor at the Tyson Activity Center on Thursday evening, April 8.  Tyson Library would like to thank all those who participated in the contest with a special thank you to everyone who encouraged their students to participate. There were approximately 100 total entries this year.  Congratulations to the following students for designing the winning bookmarks for 2021.  These bookmarks will be on display at the library and are available for patrons to pick up.

Preschool winners – Olivia May, Davie Oney, & Aubrey Gentile

Kindergarten/1st grade winners–William Kelly, Quinn Smart, Eli Sturgeon

2nd/3rd grade winners–Anna Schmaltz, Kallie Riley, & Ahlanie Grossman

4th – 6th grade winners–Gracie Sturgeon, Addison Seabolt, & Emma Justus

7th – 9th grade winners–Grace Pettit, Kaysha Walker, & Ellie Lauber

10th –12th grade winners–Rayden Piepmeyer, Katie Mitchell, & Rory Heffelmire

We would like to thank all that entered as there were so many wonderful entries this year.  Congratulations to all our winners!

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Local Artist Showcase Now Accepting Applications

The Tyson Library Local Artist Showcase is a chance for selected artists to get to
showcase their work in the Tyson Library for a four-month period.


To be eligible to participate, you should be a local to the Southeast Indiana or the
Cincinnati Area and have 4 original works framed (No bigger than 11″ X 17″) and
ready to hang, during your showcase OR if you have a physical object, it cannot
exceed (10 lb, 7 inches wide X 1 ft tall).

All artists interested in participating must complete and submit the application no
later than Friday, June 30th, 2021. Paper applications can be returned in person or
mailed to the library. Participants wishing to submit electronically can find a link on
our website: https://tysonlibrary.org/local-artist-showcase-now-accepting-applications/ . Though we will accept as many artists as possible, due to limited space, we cannot guarantee acceptance. All correspondence
will happen through email. You can expect an answer by July 16th, 2021. There will be 3 showcases per year and dependent on space availability of local artists works’, will depend on how many artists are accepted each showcase. Applications will be accepted for all ages and all applications will be voted on unanimously for a fair voting process.

Printable form can be downloaded here:

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2021 Bookmark Contest Now Open!

Please click the bookmark entry form above to find the printable form OR stop by the library during business hours to get your copy!

Any child preschool through grade 12 can submit an original drawing about Tyson Library, books, or the fun and adventure of reading. Winning designs will be printed as the official Tyson Library bookmarks for 2021 and will be used throughout the year beginning National Library Week, April 4-10. Winners will be selected from six age/grade groups to ensure an equal representation of artwork from all age groups.

(1) preschool

(2) grades K-3

(3) grades 2-3

(4) grades 4-6

(5) grades 7-9

(6) grades 10-12

Contest rules:


The bookmark design MUST fit in a space 8 inches by 2 inches (included on printable form).


Drawings can be hand or computer drawn in color or black & white using ink, crayon, paint, or other media. (Note: pencil drawings are often not reproducible, thus not accepted.) Computer graphics may be submitted electronically (donna@tysonlibrary.org), however, an official paper entry form must also be submitted with appropriate name, age, and parental signature. These can be scanned to the above e-mail.

Limit one drawing per person.


Drawings must be received in the library by 6:00 p.m. March 6, 2021. (Entries can be dropped off at the library, attached to an e-mail (donna@tysonlibary.org) or faxed to 812-689-7401.

Submitted drawings must have the child’s name, grade, and parent’s signature (authorizing the library to use the winning drawing).

Winners of the bookmark contest will be notified prior to March 19, 2021 and the printed bookmarks will be available after April 9, 2021.

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Virtual Holiday Cooking Class Recipes

Click on the link’s below to see the recipes for our Virtual Holiday Cooking Class.

Monster Cookies- Video released on 11-20-2020
Pumpkin-Roll- Video released on 11-27-2020
Rum Cake- Video released on 12-4-2020
Christmas Lasagna- Video Released on 12-11-2020
Hawaiian Sandwiches- Video Released on 12-18-2020
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2020 Bookmark Contest Winners Announced.

Tyson library held their annual Bookmark contest for area students again this year.  Library staff and teen council selected the winning bookmarks, and the winners in each category were invited to a reception held in their honor out on the front lawn of the library on Thursday evening, July 23.  Tyson library would like to thank all those who participated in the contest, and a special thank you everyone who encouraged their students to participate. There were about 120 total entries this year.  Congratulations to the following students for designing the winning bookmarks for 2020.  These bookmarks will be on display at the library and are available for patrons to pick up.

          Sophia Hurst                preschool

         Hayze Hostetler           grade 1

          Gracie Sturgeon          grade 4

          Anna Schmaltz            grade 3

          Katie Thomas               grade 5

          Gavin Bennett             grade 6

          Elizabeth Rea               grade 9

          Rese Swingle               grade 10

          Rory Heffelmire           grade 11

          Dale Donnelly              grade 12

Congratulations to all our winners!